"In your face"
"We're coming for you"
Mayor Sam Katz declared war on gangs this week.
Last year he declared war on mosquitoes, and we all know that campaign went down to abject defeat.
The final tally:
Mosquitoes: 57 cases of West Nile virus (not all in Winnipeg)
Katz: zero credibility as a general and mosquito fighter.
The only thing that saved his political hide was having the province order citywide spraying of malathion just as the West Nile threat approached its peak.
In his new battle, the only help Katz can call on is Police Chief Jack Ewatski. The irony escaped the mayor. There isn't one person in the city who did more to stop gang prosecutions in its tracks than our hapless police chief.
Maybe if he hadn't suspended half the homicide and organized crime unit, only to say 'oops' two years later, we wouldn't be going through this exercise.
Of course, Justice Minister Huff '…